The Internet, thankfully, allows us to hunt for our true loves—or even booty calls—without ever cruising bars, joining book clubs, going on speed dates, or even rolling out of bed and getting dressed.
We've reviewed five high-profile online dating sites and ranked them based on features, usability, and price.
Applause found that, in general, the most popular US dating apps trailed other apps in quality by 23 points (out of 100).
That's a big difference, and perhaps indicates that people take out their dating woes on the apps they use.
It has features like photo verification, which lets you confirm that your photos are actually you.
Download Zoosk (i OS, Android) Match was one of the original online matchmaking services, and bills itself as having made the most dates, relationships, and marriages.
Download Match (i OS, Android) Down is an app that just, basically, shows you who wants to "get down" with you.In particular, Hinge, one of our favorites, did not fare well.Here is America's ranking of 11 popular dating apps, as measured by Applause: Hinge's innovation was that it only matched you with your extended social network — friends of friends.It quickly became a smash hit, and recently sold a majority stake to a Chinese gaming company.Download Grindr (i OS, Android) Zoosk recently had to lay off a third of its staff after being crushed in the market by apps like Tinder.